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    Internet Governance Internet Google Ocean shows effects of climate change The developers of Google Ocean say it could also help highlight the effects of climate change on the seas Related topics regions Climate Change Internet Innovations Enabling security in cyber space To inspire trust in e commerce and e governance India needs appropriate laws to bring cyber criminals to justice b Kamlesh Bajaj b elaborates Related topics regions Law India Internet Tracking MDGs in Brazil A new portal has been launched in Brazil to help citizens monitor the MDGs status in over 5 000 municipalities in their country Unveiled on the sidelines of Related topics regions Information MDGs Internet India Water Portal launched in Hindi b i India Water Portal i b a comprehensive information repository on all topics related to water gets a new avatar in its Hindi launch in India s Related topics regions Information Water and Sanitation Access to knowledge Internet Measuring information societies The latest edition of b i Measuring the Information Society i b features the new ITU i ICT Development Index i which captures the level of advancement Related topics regions Development ICTs Internet Global teenagers in Ghana The Global Teenager Project in Ghana facilitates use of technology to connect local and international students and broaden international understanding Related topics regions Education Internet Spamming the earth with GHGs A new research has highlighted the importance of stopping spam as it produces greenhouse gases that harms the planet Related topics regions Environment Internet Internet addresses to go non English A new technology that allows domain names or addresses to be written in languages other than English is set to revolutionise the Internet Internet Corporation Related topics regions Communications Technology Internet Zambia sets up digital career guidance programme for rural youth Careermate a service provider in Zambia gives information to vocational students on career opportunities in an attractive way Yese Bwalya founder of Related topics regions Development ICTs Youth Tablets to replace textbooks Soon learning will become an enjoyable experience for children in India and other countries This will be made possible by Mobile Learning Classroom Related topics regions Development ICTs Internet Digital tools can transform lives of unprivileged students Adobe India MD Dr Naresh Gupta Senior Vice President Adobe Systems and Managing Director Adobe India tells OneWorld South Asia how digital media can transform the lives Related topics regions Internet Education Technology ICTs Tanzania New portal on education launched A new educational website devoted to gathering educational information from Tanzania and delivering it to users across the country and in the East African Related topics regions Internet Education ICTs Portal to provide housing solutions to rural India Constructing a house in rural India might have become a tad easier IIT Delhi along with the Ministry of Rural Development launched the Rural Housing Knowledge Related topics regions Development ICTs Internet World Bank ICT can reduce poverty boost economic growth and improve governance The World Bank Group released its ambitious new ICT strategy aimed at helping developing

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    distribution loss and connect rural e centres to generate new jobs The government s vision of a digital Bangladesh came a step nearer on Tuesday when the Executive Committee on National Economic Council approved a Tk 29 crore project to establish an information highway with India Nepal and Bhutan Image credits The Daily Star Govt okays info highway project Fifty five kilometres of fibre optic cables will be installed between Panchgarh and Banglabandha and a landing station will be built in Panchgarh which will provide a rural wireless broadband network and portal service Five or six community e centres will also be established which are expected to stimulate job growth and income in rural areas The project is titled Establishment of South Asia Sub regional Economic Cooperation Information Highway Bangladesh Part and it is scheduled to begin in July and to be completed by December 2011 India Nepal and Bhutan will also install a fibre optic cable network in their own territory Digital connectivity among these countries is currently run via submarine cables operated by third party companies Once the project is complete Bangladesh will not have to rely on anyone for data transfer The Ecnec meeting which was chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved six other projects relating to forestry health power education and port facilities The seven projects demands a total spend of Tk 2 886 crore The other projects include a Tk 109 crore social forestry project for poverty alleviation under the environment ministry a Tk 684 crore project to prevent poor students from dropping out of primary school and a Tk 215 crore project to build Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Memorial Specialised Hospital and Nursing College Ecnec also approved a Tk 770 crore project to set up a new grid substation to improve power transmission a

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    areas a hospital in Kashmir has become the nodal agency for telemedicine in north India The state of the art Related topics regions Information ICTs Health Sustainable Open Source Solutions for Africa Myth or Reality Open Virtual Learning Environments VLEs are gaining popularity as an apt eLearning framework for African universities At eLA 2009 Open Educational Resource Related topics regions Information Education Tracking MDGs in Brazil A new portal has been launched in Brazil to help citizens monitor the MDGs status in over 5 000 municipalities in their country Unveiled on the sidelines of Related topics regions Information MDGs Internet India Water Portal launched in Hindi b i India Water Portal i b a comprehensive information repository on all topics related to water gets a new avatar in its Hindi launch in India s Related topics regions Information Water and Sanitation Access to knowledge Internet TAG CLOUD Related topics regions Development Community Radio Open source Track your tree online A group of researchers in India are coming up with a new online database that will track the life cycle of common plants in the country The website will allow Related topics regions Climate Change Species Information Plea for African digital libraries African countries are falling behind in building digital libraries and archives to provide continent wide access to local knowledge and the poorest are Related topics regions Information ICTs Access to knowledge The Promise of Social Media for Humanitarian Action In this blog post for the Harvard University s Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research HPCR b Jason Cone b Communications Director at Related topics regions Aid Social Media Information Internet governance must ensure access for everyone With the Internet becoming such a powerful medium through which individuals exercise a range of human rights it is crucial to address who and what shapes the Related topics regions Policy Information Internet Governance Access to knowledge Banking on mobile phones for scaling up health services BBC Media Action s policy briefing reveals how mobile phones could lead to sustainable and scalable business model in the healthcare segment that can reach Related topics regions India Health Mobiles Information ICT advocacy for climate change Building Communication Opportunities publication b i Planting the knowledge seed Adapting to climate change using ICTs i b explores the linkages between Related topics regions Climate Change ICTs Information Women use ICTs to help their communities UN Youth Envoy Women are increasingly turning to technology to tackle complex situations said UN Secretary General s Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi Related topics regions Information Technology ICT Low internet penetration questions achievement of MDGs in Angola Angola in comparison to other countries in southern Africa has continued lower levels of internet access Related topics regions Information Africa Internet Mobile predictions aids India s fishing communities A unique mobile weather forecast service is helping farmers and fishermen decide when to plant water and harvest their crops and fish These accurate and Related topics regions Information Farming India ICTs Pakistan Enhancing service delivery through

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    protection specialist at the UN Children s Fund UNICEF in Bangladesh In visits by our staff to the field we are still finding unacceptable numbers of girls being married with the approval of the kazi a person who conducts the marriage and parents Everyone should soon have a birth certificate Limited birth registration data is already online with a full roll out expected by June 2013 Once it is fully online it will be easy to stop child marriage when parents marry off their daughter hiding her age said A K M Saiful Islam Chowdhury director of the government s Birth and Death Registration Project which is supported by UNICEF The government launched a campaign to reach the estimated 90 percent of the population that did not have birth documentation in 2006 Today an estimated 114 million of the country s 150 million inhabitants have birth certificates according to officials Root causes The 2007 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey recorded that 66 percent of women aged 20 24 mainly in rural areas were married before they were 18 years old Zinnat Afroze a social development adviser at Plan International a child rights NGO working in Bangladesh said it was impossible to end child marriage without addressing its root causes The Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association noted that almost 90 percent of girls aged 10 18 have experienced what is known locally as eve teasing where boys intercept girls on the street shout obscenities tease them and grab their clothing Parents feel insecure they fear the sexual harassment of their girls and marry off their girl child Afroze said Local human rights groups have reported girls committing suicide as a result of such harassment The dowry is another problem Afroze said Many parents believe that they have to give high dowry

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    sets up digital career guidance programme for rural youth Careermate a service provider in Zambia gives information to vocational students on career opportunities in an attractive way Yese Bwalya founder of Related topics regions Development ICTs Youth Tablets to replace textbooks Soon learning will become an enjoyable experience for children in India and other countries This will be made possible by Mobile Learning Classroom Related topics regions Development ICTs Internet Digital tools can transform lives of unprivileged students Adobe India MD Dr Naresh Gupta Senior Vice President Adobe Systems and Managing Director Adobe India tells OneWorld South Asia how digital media can transform the lives Related topics regions Internet Education Technology ICTs Interactive maps make logistics planning easier Getting food assistance to hungry people in Chad and other remote areas of Africa s Sahel region is hard at the best of times And with the region now hit by a Related topics regions ICTs Technology World Bank ICT can reduce poverty boost economic growth and improve governance The World Bank Group released its ambitious new ICT strategy aimed at helping developing countries use ICT to transform delivery of basic services drive Related topics regions Development ICTs Internet ICT for Greater Development Impact The World Bank Group s new Information and Communication Technology ICT Strategy aims at helping developing countries use ICT to transform delivery of basic Related topics regions Development ICTs Internet Temperature maps to monitor animal well being A new application for thermal imaging technology to monitor surface temperature gradients on animals has been developed by The Mississippi State University s Related topics regions Development Technology ICTs Agriculture Connecting the Americas Filling in the ICT gaps The gap in access to voice telephony has largely been met in Latin America and the Caribbean due to the rapid rollout of mobile networks However the next Related topics regions Development ICTs Internet Frequencies that touch lives India s growing community radio stations Gurgaon Ki Awaaz Lalit Lokvani Chanderi ki Awaaz India s community radio stations are reaching out to touch lives and livelihoods in little hamlets and Related topics regions Community Radio ICTs Technology Innovative smartphone partnership fights polio in northern Nigeria As part of a ground breaking public private partnership to fight polio Nigeria is harnessing the power of smartphones to monitor real time performance of Related topics regions Development Technology ICTs Health Australia helps bring affordable ICT services in Kiribati Australia is helping the Government of Kiribati connect its people with each other and the rest of the world Related topics regions Development ICTs Technology Philippines embarks on One Map journey The National Mapping and Resource Information Authority NAMRIA of Philippines is embarking on a multiagency project that seeks to establish a web portal Related topics regions Development ICTs Cloud Computing Taiwan launches mobile app for public safety The Ministry of Interior recently launched a mobile application which not only allows users to have improved access to public safety services but also have an Related topics regions Development ICTs

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    way to go before founder Related topics regions Education Children Auditing one laptop per child A laptop for every school kid in the developing world can work wonders to bring a better future for them Yet for the initiative to be truly successful it Related topics regions Education Children Indian company launches iPad for autistic kids SAP Labs India unveiled Bol iPad for children suffering from autism a neurological development disability The Bol iPad intends to improve and enhance Related topics regions Children HP initiative to deliver e learning solutions in rural India Hewlett Packard HP and Liqvid e learning services collaborate in a unique model to help students and entrepreneurs in rural India Related topics regions HP India India digital literacy Teens go on air against child marriage in Indian capital Teenagers from a resettlement colony in India s national capital have scripted a radio programme to protest child marriages in their neighbourhood These Related topics regions Information ICTs India Children Online technology develops literacy skills According to a new survey using computers for communicating can help develop literacy skills among young people Engagement on social networking sites like Related topics regions Education Open source Children Internet HCL offers single window solution to Indian schools HCL s new learning solution DigiSchool will help school management with content management lesson planning a digital multimedia library and bus tracking Related topics regions Capacity building Access to knowledge India CRY s online campaign to highlight barriers to education Child Rights and You CRY an Indian NGO has launched Click Rights an online photography campaign to capture the barriers that keep children out of school Related topics regions India South Asia Civil society UNICEF s nutritional diagnosis tool wins top tech award A UNICEF technology designed to improve monitoring of health and nutritional status of children in Malawi has won the Gov2 0 Summit Award in Washington DC Related topics regions Open source Health Children Technology Solar laptops for poor children in Sri Lanka The One Laptop Per Child Project for children below 10 years of age will revolutionise school education in remote parts of Sri Lanka The low cost solar Related topics regions Sri Lanka Education Technology Children Digital pilot launched for anganwadi workers Hewlett Packard HP has launched its pilot healthcare initiative the Sankya Learning Laboratory in association with Rotary International for empowering Related topics regions ICTs Health Capacity building Children Young Ecuadorians gain skills through digital newspaper As part of the IICD supported ICT programme in classroom primary students in Ecuador s Montecristi town are being trained to use basic computer tools to Related topics regions Education Children Access to knowledge Internet Vodafone innovates on learning solutions for school children under Mobile for Good Using innovative software and mobile technology and in partnership with Pratham Education Foundation the Vodafone Foundation is providing learning solutions Related topics regions Innovations Education Capacity building Children Bangladesh Online birth data to prevent child marriage The Bangladeshi government is attempting to register birth data online

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    especially compiled and translated in local Bangla language says Mohammed Forhad Uddin of D Net a not for profit research organisation that is pioneering access to livelihood information It provides answers and solutions to some of the most common problems faced by people in villages In Bangladesh this means nearly three quarters of the nearly 160 million that live in rural areas From agriculture to health sanitation and disaster management the content follows simple text pictures and engaging multimedia animations to include all users many of whom are illiterate I love the cartoon that tells about brushing teeth and hygiene says 10 year old Shamshul It took a just a brief meeting with an InfoLady for 60 year old Nahar Hossain to finally identify the pest that destroyed his rice fields year after year She matched the picture of my crop with the one on her TV netbook and recommended a certain pesticide I haven t had problems since says Hossain who had spent a lot of time and money seeking government help to no avail Corruption and prejudice The success of the InfoLadies is making the failure of the state more noticeable We have corruption and political interference in every sector says Gullal Singha a state executive officer of Sagatha sub district Sagatha is severely affected by soil erosion and is home to the poorest of the poor Even the ultra poor entitled for food relief are segregated as Bangladesh Nationalist Party poor or Awami League poor says Aziz Mostafa an elected representative of a local civic body This explains why thousands of Bangladeshis have embraced InfoLadies and their laptops which are making lives easier and arguably better In most cases I m able to provide an instant solution using my database says Luich who is educated to secondary school level For skin infections she sends the patient s picture to her organisation s call centre in Dhaka where experts help with diagnosis and advise hospital referral if required In many places there are no doctors for miles and fatalities for easily curable diseases are very high An InfoLady can save lives says Shahadat Hossain of NGO Udayan Sabolombi Shangstha Government statistics show Bangladesh has only three doctors per 10 000 people The 2009 United Nations Development Programme UNDP Human Development Report says over 36 of the country s population lives on less than US 1 a day and almost every second child under five is underweight Women are far worse off as they remain at the bottom of the heap in religiously conservative rural societies According to UNICEF nearly 90 of women in Bangladesh give birth at home without medical assistance and half of them never seek any antenatal care The access to information campaign is strategically fronted by women to bridge this divide says Munira Morshed of Bangladesh Telecentre Network an umbrella organisation for all telecentre networks in Bangladesh The tactic has worked well Women feel free to discuss their gynaecological problems with me which they don

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    has made civic life easier making the Charter of Changes Vision 2021 programme successful through reaching all government services to the peoples doorsteps speakers said yesterday afternoon They were addressing a discussion organised by District Information Office at Jafarganj High School under Sadar upazila here to discuss success achieved in various sectors to improve life standard of the common people during tenure of the present government With Senior District Information Officer Mohammad Humayun Kabir in the chair Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mrs Anar Koli attended the discussion styled Charter of Changes Vision 2021 as the chief guest Sadar Upazila Agriculture Officer Afzal Hossain Assistant Secondary Education Officer Badrul Hasan Social Service Officer Joynal Abedin Project Implementation Officer Abdul Matin Youth Development Officer Tahmina Shirin and Headmaster of the school Shafikul Islam addressed as the special guests Officials teachers students NGO executives public representatives socio cultural and human rights activists civil society members religious leaders entrepreneurs of the local union information service centre UISC professionals and elite were present The speakers said successful functioning of the UISCs initially started turning the digitisation process into an irreversible part of common life making people of all walks in the society dependant on digital facilities available everywhere The people are now getting all information services and benefits through the UISCs about agriculture health medicare education sanitation admission human rights legal aid employment marketing produce and many other fields they said They said the UISCs have been providing digital services like e purjee e governance e education e agriculture e health e commerce etc to the commoners in a hassle free manner as the digitisation process continues from bottom to the top layers successfully Digitisation has created awareness on women and child rights family planning female education repression birth registration drug addiction militancy terrorism ecology

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